Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. Research has shown that establishing the appropriate balance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to health and wellness.  The idea of probiotics is to provide the appropriate strains of bacteria to create a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut. [Read more]

Stop swimming upstream with your weight loss! Time to Add Fish Oil

Before I am finished with this article, I hope to convince you that fish oil is something that every one of us should take- regardless of where you are on your weight loss journey Fish oil is a common term used to refer to two kinds of Ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and […]

10 Strategies for Sane Holiday Eating

Hopefully these strategies will carry you through the holiday season and will enable you to have one of your best holiday seasons ever! [Read more]

Surviving and Thriving during the Holiday Season

Holidays….hmmm. What can I say? They can be magical, glorious, stressful, depressing, anxiety provoking, lonely, tiring, and every other emotion as well. From a weight loss and maintenance perspective, they can definitely be CHALLENGING. But they don’t have to be. Here are some thoughts on how to thrive and succeed this holiday season. [Read more]

Finding that Mood Again

This may be one of the most common concerns associated with age, but you’d never know it if you relied on word of mouth. This is one of those things that many men prefer not discussing—not even with their doctors, which is an unfortunate reality that means that many men will struggle with a decrease in their libido for much longer than is actually necessary. [Read more]

Mental Pitfalls to Avoid When Losing Weight

Harold Geneen once said that “We must not be hampered by yesterday’s myths in concentrating on today’s needs.” This is a pitfall that too many people fall into during the weight loss process. There are countless weight loss myths out there, and the reason they persist despite all the evidence to the contrary is that somewhere, deep inside, we want to believe these myths as truths. [Read more]

Creating a Healthy Family in 2016

With the new year full of hope, many Syracusians have vowed (at least on paper) to improve their health. Why not tackle it as a family? Whether you have children struggling with their weight, or normal weight kids who just need to move more and eat better, here are some ideas that can help you get 2016 off to a healthy start. [Read more]

Sweet Tips for Staying Healthy

Sometimes, eating right isn’t about managing hunger—it is about managing cravings. We’ve all been there before: It is just about time to call it a night and you are sitting on the couch watching TV. The house is quieting down and you are finally feeling calm and relaxed after a long day. You know it is best to just go to bed, but you can’t get the thought of a sweet snack out of your mind. [Read more]

Simple Steps to a Healthier Eating Style

When you embark on a medical weight loss plan, dietary changes are one of the immediate areas of focus. This is because when it comes to losing weight, what you eat is one of the primary components required for success. However, focusing on healthy choices doesn’t mean constantly thinking about what you can’t eat. In fact, the people who are most successful at losing weight will be those who focus more on what they can have. Being mentally positive in this simple way can really help you throughout your weight loss journey. [Read more]

Dealing with Low T

Low T, or low testosterone, is one of the more common health conditions that men will experience with age. According to a recent study out of the New England Research Institutes, it is estimated that a full quarter of men over the age of 30 show signs of Low T, but only about one in every 20 have clinical significant symptoms. [Read more]